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Tags: Jeff Sessions | Russia Probe | Trump Administration | devin nunes | attorney general | contempt | fisa

Nunes Backpedals From AG Sessions Contempt Threat

Nunes Backpedals From AG Sessions Contempt Threat
House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

By    |   Monday, 07 May 2018 09:58 PM

House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., appeared to walk back on his vow to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt of Congress on Monday night, saying he wants to sit down with him and talk.

Nunes appeared on Fox News' "Hannity" and reacted to Sessions' announcement earlier in the day he would not comply with Nunes' request for documents related to the top secret FISA program.

"Look, I want to talk to Mr. Sessions; Attorney General Sessions said he wants to discuss things – that is good," Nunes said.

Nunes sent a letter and a subpoena to Sessions in recent weeks, saying he would hold him in contempt if the Department of Justice failed to cooperate with the House Intelligence panel's document request.

Nunes, however, told Sean Hannity he is not even sure Sessions saw his letter because of Sessions' recusal from the Russia investigation stemming from the role he played on President Donald Trump's campaign. It has been alleged the DOJ abused the FISA process to spy on the Trump campaign.

"I actually don't believe that Mr. Sessions saw my letter," Nunes said. "I really don't. I don't think the attorney general saw it. So, we had to move to the subpoena, which I'm sure he found out about that.

"At the end of the day, he is in charge there . . . at some point, the recusal is ridiculous."

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Saying he wants to sit down with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., on Monday night appeared to walk back on his vow to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress.
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